estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of
Light, light! she said in her mind, and when she opened her eyes there was, indeed, a flame atop the wick of the candle where moments before there had been none.
“Good!” her master
a man who courts a woman
The farmer never received
suitors that had come calling on her.
cover as if with a burial garment
For a shop
shrouded in mystery, they had a lot of patrons.
a regular customer
For a shop shrouded in mystery, they had a lot of
severe and unremitting in making demands
It is clear thou art
exacting and strong. Lightning in the eye of the storm. The wait to become thy own master shall not be long.
of inferior workmanship and materials
Carefully pulling the bookcase away, she spotted some
a ritual reciting of words believed to have a magical effect
With her hand on the glass, she could see the journey of the mirror: it had been welded out of molten lava, cloaked figures reciting
incantations around it as the glass was formed and cooled.
share or interact intimately with
They hid it away in a cave in the darkest recesses of the forest, visiting from time to time to care for the mirror and
commune with it.
proceed or issue forth, as from a source
It was only then that she realized the glass, while foggy,
emanated purple and black shapes, which seemed to swirl like fire.
“This fact does not
wane,” the mirror said. “You are meant to be queen, and long will you reign.”
a superior paper resembling sheepskin
“You?” Ingrid sputtered, grabbing the piece of
parchment and reading it hungrily. “‘King Georg cordially invites you...” she read.
in a politely friendly manner
“You?” Ingrid sputtered, grabbing the piece of parchment and reading it hungrily. “‘King Georg
cordially invites you...” she read.
a small natural hill
It was a cottage with a thatched roof and it sat in the middle of a grassy
knoll like a mirage.
a relief from harm or discomfort
Maybe there were people there who might give her a quick
cause to separate and go in different directions
If she’d had any doubts that someone currently lived in the cottage, they
dissipated the minute she stepped over the threshold.
floor consisting of open space at the top of a house
If the downstairs were this messy, she could only imagine what she might find in the
conclude by reasoning
“So she does speak,” said the angry one, who Snow
deduced must be the one called Grumpy.
marked by or showing hopelessness
She looked at their
a prescribed number
“King Georg always had us meet a
quota, but as payment for a job well done we could keep a percentage of our findings,” Doc added.
low or inferior in station or quality
She’d have loved this
humble abode and the people who lived in it.
housing that someone is living in
She’d have loved this humble
abode and the people who lived in it.
uneasiness about the fitness of an action
The farmer had no
qualms about giving Katherine’s hand away, but he didn’t want to be burdened with Ingrid.
ceremonial elegance and splendor
She grinned painfully through the royal wedding, with all its
pomp and circumstance.
a gaudy outward display
fanfare caused the kingdom to grind to a complete halt.
a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
Not a single subject worked that day; no fields were sown nor
steal goods; take as spoils
The kingdom could have been
pillaged as the people danced, but Katherine was sure it would not be.
swindle; obtain by coercion
There was no more price
gouging—no charging people more for the loveliest apples in the orchard.
the person to whom you are engaged
She wouldn’t have allowed her
betrothed to appear soft to his enemies.
feel sorry for; be contrite about
Katherine convinced Georg that being kind to his people was more important than being feared. Ingrid was certain the day would come when they would both
rue that ideology, but it hadn’t come yet.
an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group
Katherine convinced Georg that being kind to his people was more important than being feared. Ingrid was certain the day would come when they would both rue that
ideology, but it hadn’t come yet.
transmit, as knowledge or a skill
You alone can infiltrate the head and the heart. Together, our wisdom you shall
devoid of intelligence
Ingrid would have her ear until she was interrupted for something
inane like another garden party with the silly subjects.
characterized by extreme care and great effort
She had been so careful with it, hiding it
painstakingly whenever he wasn’t around.
treat with excessive indulgence
Coddle her, Ingrid. Babies need to be
coddled and told all will be right with the world.”
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
One of the handmaidens gave Ingrid a look of
disdain. Ingrid didn't care.